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Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Program Specialist (Regional Planner) in Boston, Massachusetts

Summary Who May Be Considered: Federal employees - Competitive service Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Program (I/CTAP) Eligibles Land Management Eligibles under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. Individuals with Disabilities Veterans Military Spouses Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VISTA Interchange Agreements with Other Merit Systems Foreign Service Employees Certain Former Overseas Employees View common definitions of terms found in this announcement. Responsibilities Typical work assignments include: Coordinate with the CISA Headquarters and other Regional Planners in the development of regional operational plans. Develop, review, and revise strategic and operational plans to include Continuity and All-Hazards plans, policies, and procedures in accordance with CISA regional and headquarters priorities. Serve as a subject matter expert on CISA's planning process to include the National Preparedness System and National Planning System and National Planning System, including FEMA Operational Planning integration, and the National Frameworks, Annexes, and Federal Inter-agency Operational Plans, and Comprehensive Preparedness Guides (CPG), such as CPG-101 (Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans) and CPG-201 (Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Guide). Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. citizen. Complete the initial online assessment and USA Hire Assessment, if required. Selective Service - Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service see All Federal employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments. DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities. You must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance suitable for Federal employment as determined by a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements. One-year probationary period may be required. This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government closures due to weather, protests, and acts of terrorism or lack of funding. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations (5 U.S.C. 7501-7533 and 5 CFR Part 752, as applicable). Weekend work and irregular hours may be required for response and recovery operations being supported by the region. This position requires a pre-employment drug test. All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to a drug test to screen for illicit/illegal drug use prior to receiving a final offer of employment. A final offer of employment is contingent upon a negative drug test result. Qualifications To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you have the required experience for the respective grade level in which you are applying. GS-12 You qualify for the GS-12 grade level, if you have: EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level (or equivalent) performing the following duties: Developing strategic and operational plans to include Continuity and All Hazards plans, polices, and procedures in accordance with regional and headquarters priorities. Serving as a technical expert in short-term and long-term planning for new, substantive regional programs, where precedents are scarce or nonexistent. Independently leading the development of customized regional strategic and annual operating plans with directional guidance from the members of senior regional leadership and staff. Utilizing non-technical knowledge of critical infrastructure systems, dependencies and interdependences and various natural, technological, and human-cause or terrorism threats and hazards that may impact these systems. GS-13 You qualify for the GS-13 grade level, if you have: EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level (or equivalent) performing the following duties: Applying the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, National Cyber Incident Response Plan, National Emergency Communication Plan, and Associated Public Law, Presidential Policy Directives and Executive Orders sufficient to support regional planning activities. Utilizing non-technical knowledge of critical infrastructure systems, dependencies and interdependences and various natural, technological, and human-cause or terrorism threats and hazards that may impact these systems. Utilizing analytical and evaluative methods and techniques, including quantitative and qualitative analyses to conduct studies concerning critical infrastructure protection or related activities and conduct cascading effects analysis. Utilizing fact-finding techniques and oral and written communications in the development of presentations, reports, and plans to produce regional and district-level reports, develop regional plans, and facilitate and advise on the operational planning execution. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Time-in-Grade Requirements: Under competitive merit promotion procedures, any individual who is currently holding, or who has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under a non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet "time-in-grade" requirements (have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade of the grade for which you are applying). Time After Competitive Appointment: By the closing date specified in this job announcement, current Federal civilian employees must wait at least 90 days after their latest non-temporary appointment from a competitive service referral certificate before promotion, transfer, reinstatement, reassignment, or detail. All qualification requirements, including Time-in-Grade, must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification AND Time-in-Grade claims will be subject to verification. Education Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted. Additional Information Other incentives may be authorized. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position has been designated excluded from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 U.S.C. 7112(B)(6). When entering a federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses. NOTE: Career ladder promotions are not automatic, and all eligibility and qualifications requirements must be met in order to progress to the next grade level. Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a RA in your online application. Requests for RA for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for RA must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for RA are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, based on your adjudication decision. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a RA, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Shared Certificate: When CISA completes their selections, the remaining list of qualified candidates may be shared with other DHS Component agencies who are hiring for similar positions. You will have an opportunity to opt-in if you would like your name, application materials, and assessment results shared to be considered for employment with other DHS Component agencies. There is no guarantee of further consideration, and you can continue to explore other job opportunity announcements.